Walnut Canyon – January 28, 2022 – Keith Menasco

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Date(s) - 01/28/2022
All Day



This trail is one listed in “Guide to AZ Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails” and a description and a track (gps, gpx file) can be downloaded from FunTrecks (https://funtreks.com/off-road-trails/walnut-canyon/). If you don’t already have the book you can purchase it online from Funtreks.  The staging area will be just south of Hwy 177 along North Battle Axe Road, south of Superior, AZ at (33.17737, -111.04002). The trail is rated as moderate and is described as being beautiful sonoran desert with towering red butes on all sides. The northern part borders White Canyon Wilderness and the southern half runs along side the Gila River. As described, it is only 19.4 miles so I will search for some addition trails to drive, probably another road that leads to the River that we would have to go down and back on the same road, that would add another 10 miles for a total of 30 miles.  The trail, as described, is a loop.

We will stage at 9:45 am and depart no later than 10:00 am.  When asked how many in your party only state 1 because I only need to know the number of rigs that will be going. We will cap the number to 10.

Keith Menasco



This event is fully booked.


  1. Do you have a wait list for this ride?
    Can you start another, separate, group?

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      William, I will start an informal wait list and will let you know if someone cancels. Would you like to lead a separate group?

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